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Stein, Mark PhD

Mark Stein, PhD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at The University of Washington, and Director of the Program to Evaluate and Enhance Attention, Regulation, and Learning (PEARL Clinic) at Seattle Children’s Hospital. An active clinician and researcher, he has specialized in ADHD for over 30 years, and started the Hyperactivity, Attention, and Learning Problems Clinic at The University of Chicago in 1987. He is a fellow if the American Psychological Association, and a diplomate in clinical psychology (ABPP). In 2013, he completed a MacLean Fellowship in Clinical and Medical Ethics at The University of Chicago.

His clinical work and teaching emphasis is on differential diagnoses and multidisciplinary treatment planning of ADHD throughout the lifespan. He has trained hundreds of pediatricians, psychologists, and psychiatrists who have rotated through the HALP and now the PEARL Clinic, and has evaluated thousands of children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Stein has over 100 publications, including articles in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Journal of Child Psychiatry and Psychology, Pediatrics, Nature Medicine, and the New England Journal of Medicine. In 1999, he coedited the text book, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity in Children and Adults. Dr. Stein is on the editorial board for Journal of Attention Disorders and Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. Dr. Stein has received research support from the National Institute of Health, the Smart Family Foundation, and industry. He has done significant work on medical mimics of ADHD, such a sleep problems and thyroid disease, adaptive dysfunction, dose response and comparative efficacy of ADHD medications, and molecular genetics. Current work is on treating ADHD in parents, novel treatments, sleep, and personalizing ADHD treatment.

Dr. Stein is a former member of the CHADD National Advisory Board and research editor of Attention magazine. He has been a board member of APSARD since its founding, and has been on the executive committee for three years, and co-director of the annual meeting for the past 2 years.